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Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Norway Northern Lights

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee that you’ll see them. Thankfully, 2013 falls within the Solar Maximum period (occurring every 11 years), when increased magnetic activity offers the greatest opportunity for spotting the Northern Lights. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a crisp, clear night and cross your fingers.

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November 5, 2015 by | 1 Comment

October Top Photos of the Month: Crazy Adventure Activities Around the World

Be an adrenaline junkie with Viator with the October Top Photos of the Month!

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October 22, 2015 by | Comments Off

Winter Adventures Around the Arctic Circle

Ready to mush the dog team

The Call of the Wild … Jack London described a world of pure white, dangerous and exhilarating. Contrary to his time, today you can easily travel to the great northern territories of the USA and Canada and experience the thrills without the danger — just bring your adventurous spirit!

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October 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

How to Road Trip by Campervan

Road Trip By Campervan

Campervan road trips don’t run on gas—they run on unbridled freedom.

It’s heeding the call of the open road and its maze of possibility, where every junction, twist, and turn can lead to new adventures. It’s the feeling of being self-sufficient and gloriously untethered, where an itinerary, route, or destination can literally change on a whim. It’s spending time with your fellow passengers and bonding out on the road—incubating relationships that just need a little air to grow. It’s finding small towns and getting lost and impromptu roadside stops, and cultivating cross-country memories you can carry with you for life.

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September 3, 2015 by | Comments Off

How to Spend a Week in Nicaragua

Little Corn Island

If you have a week to travel Nicaragua, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one location — consider a multi-day adventure that lets you see some of the country’s best sights and attractions. If you want to see as much as possible, here are some ideas on how to spend a week in Nicaragua.

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August 31, 2015 by | Comments Off

Whitewater Rafting on the Zambezi River

Through the Batoka Gorge

Approaching the Zambezi River for the first time was like stepping from a room of silence into one of chaos. The rushing water of the river slammed over rocks, creating rapids with chalky white caps. Yet despite this first impression, after taking in a deep breath, it took only seconds to relax amidst the natural beauty.

Touted as the adventure capital of Eastern Africa, Victoria Falls is a stop that shouldn’t be missed on a trip to Zimbabwe. While the falls themselves are the star, it’s the activities in the vicinity that get your adrenaline flowing. We wanted an up-close look at the lifeline of the great falls, the Zambezi River, and the best way to enjoy it is on a full day whitewater-rafting trip that takes you through the Batoka Gorge.

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August 13, 2015 by | Comments Off

Cruising the Zambezi River at Sunset

The anticipated sunset did not disappoint!

Just upstream on the Zambian shore, we set sail on a Zambezi River Sunset Cruise tour while we were in Livingstone, Zambia. We boarded the ship just as the sun was starting to make its slow drop down for the evening. Our captain for the evening guided us up the river to see African wildlife, enjoy local food and drink, then finish the cruise with an amazing sunset over the River.

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July 31, 2015 by | Comments Off

A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

On a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert

Piled high against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are the golden red sands of the Namib Desert. Between the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, a massive dune field backs the seaside. While on the coast of Namibia, we found time to jump on off-road bikes as part of a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert and explore this beautiful part of the country. On the tour we got to see how the Topnaar tribe lives in the desert, visit an ancient burial site, see centuries-old petrified footprints and have some fun carving up the massive sand dunes.

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July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off

Exploring Greenland: The Next Frontier for Travelers

Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland during the summer

Call it the Walter Mitty effect, but Greenland is suddenly on the cusp of shedding its arctic-explorers-only reputation to become the next great travel destination. Rather than cold and inhospitable, its shores now appear like an unexplored frontier to sure adventure.

While most won’t take an ice-cold leap of faith from a helicopter into the north Atlantic, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring Mitty moments that will send chills down your spine. Just a quick search for “things to do in Greenland” results in a list from Arctic wildlife viewing to thermal hot spring swims. In between lie options to scuba dive, sea kayak, fly fish and, perhaps most in-demand, watch the Northern Lights. Then there are the opportunities to discover Norse and Inuit culture while interacting with native Greenlanders. Let’s call Greenland off the grid, but on the radar.

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July 22, 2015 by | Comments Off

June Top Photos of the Month: Summer Lovin’

Nothing quite says "summer travel" quite like a trip to the Grand Canyon

Get out and about and enjoy summer around the world with Viator’s June Top Photos of the Month!

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June 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

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